Transcript for Ashanti Comes Face-To-Face With Stalker in Courtroom Battle
Welcome back, everyone. And now to an ABC news exclusive. Grammy winning singer Ashanti speaking about the uncomfortable and tense moments in court this week. Coming face to face with her STA stalker. The man acting as his own attorney. And in a bizarre twist, got to cross-examine the story. And Linzie Janis is here with the story. Reporter: In 2009 he admitted to indating Ashanti's mother with x-rated photos meant for her daughter. But this took a strange turn, the judge allowing herd to represent himself. This morning grammy winning singer Ashanti talking exclusively to ABC news about what it was like to be cross-examined by her stalker in court. It was a horrible feeling to actually see him, you know, for the first time, you know, like face to face. I can't believe this is happening right now. Reporter: 36-year-old devar herd spent two years in prison for stalking the R and B star back in 2009. Now he's accused of doing it again. But this time acting as his own lawyer. Giving him the opportunity to question the object of his obsessions on the witness stand. His demeanor was very, like, arrogant and -- what's up? Reporter: He was acting like he knows you. Exactly. There's no other reason and no other way for him to see Ashanti other than to cross-examine her. Reporter: Prosecutors say he violated decade-long restraining orders by sending a hundred sexually explicit photos to her Twitter account after he got out of prison. Even posing with her sister, who didn't know who he was. When it comes to my family and my sister, all bets are off. When I saw that, I was just like -- I was infuriated. Reporter: Prosecutors playing a recording of a phone call he made from jail. But as far as me and her, we put it past us. Reporter: In court, maintaining his innocence, arguing that the tweets were consensual because she didn't block him. She said it was needed for evidence. His court-appointed adviser calling the charges extreme. This conduct does not rise to the level of following her or going places where she's been. Reporter: That's not good enough for Ashanti. That's the scariest part. You don't know what he's capable of. On Thursday, the judge declared a mistrial after a juror called in sick. They are going to have to relive this all over again as early as next month. He faces four years in prison. I don't know how you would cope with that, hearing him from the stand face to face. Embarrassing and bizarre. They want it to be over. Disconcerting to say the least. Thank you.
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